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mainaman
11-08-2012, 01:15 AM
But then it's called investing, right?
exactly :)

tk59
11-08-2012, 01:18 AM
I just remembered you sold me my first coticule. It think that was my first natural stone, too.

DwarvenChef
11-08-2012, 02:24 AM
*AD's aside (haha) I only spent about $20 last year on shaving and that was for handmade soaps I needed to replace. So in that repect YES you can save alot of $$$... The rest is just a disorder that we all love :p

It only took me about 8 years to find a set up that I really like and have found that I don't need to aquire more to test. With generous and trusting members here one can test a few new blades and cure that itch to buy up everything in sight (hiding in ones home and not looking at anything helps :p ). I'm also putting together a few items that I will be placing on a loaners list, some are reclaimed blades and some are just extras that I haven't figured out what to do with. I'll have that ironed hout soon and see what I can get going.

eshua
11-08-2012, 02:40 AM
Sorry if this is drunkenly off topic.

Anyone looking for an excuse to get into this hobby...this was mine... still don't know what I'm doing but all the guys in our kitchen are on board.

Men's health charity.
http://us.movember.com/about/

And this is me not sure I'm feeling it.
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z378/Josh_Wentworth/20121107_190334.jpg

tk59
11-08-2012, 10:23 AM
...It only took me about 8 years to find a set up that I really like and have found that I don't need to aquire more to test...8 yrs!!! I guess I really owe you and memorael (teaching) and Maxim (ozuku, nagura and strop) for putting me on the fast track. Thanks!

mainaman
11-08-2012, 10:55 AM
8 yrs!!! I guess I really owe you and memorael (teaching) and Maxim (ozuku, nagura and strop) for putting me on the fast track. Thanks!
You missed the fun of it man.:justkidding:

eaglerock
11-08-2012, 11:55 AM
Thank you all for the advice. SRD have some good looking products but i was looking for a much cheaper options to start with. any recommended online shop in EU ?

GlassEye
11-08-2012, 03:47 PM
You could try one of the Whipped Dog deals, you could get most of what you need to get started for under $100, I don't know what is available in EU, though.

DwarvenChef
11-08-2012, 05:43 PM
There are quite a few members out that way, over the puddle. Hope you get some feedback on that :)

Mr.Magnus
11-09-2012, 02:35 PM
Dwarven new razor is on its way for you now =) how's the editing going? :)

DwarvenChef
11-09-2012, 02:44 PM
I'm about to jump on my kids Computer (my old one) this weekend, last couple days has been crazy at work and I just haven't done much... sorry...Reminds me I need to get that tube from work to ship this one to it's new home :)

DwarvenChef
11-10-2012, 07:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_bEeD8YmQk&list=UUAZRGsUI77NFWRMVGa1xLBA&index=1&feature=plcp

For those who have been following this topic lol here is part one.

eaglerock
11-11-2012, 02:50 AM
Nice video, i'll watch it many time to learn how to shave :D

DwarvenChef
11-11-2012, 06:59 AM
Nice video, i'll watch it many time to learn how to shave :D

EE Gads don't just watch my stuff there are many others out there and you really need to see and try many holds till you find what works for you. Everytime you find yourself in a sticky part of the shave watch a few different videos and see what they are doing and see if that style works for you. Thos of us that have been doing this awhile have watched many videos and trying different holds till we found what works for us.

eaglerock
11-11-2012, 07:58 AM
I have a little mark on top of my lip, why ?

because when i was 6 years old, i always watched my dad shave with his razor.

So once he wasn't around i wanted to try it myself :angel2:. blood was everywhere and my mom was screaming.

some how i think if i had my first razor shave when i was 6, it might help a lot now :D

DwarvenChef
11-15-2012, 02:00 AM
Shaved today with a Red scaled #13 Spanish Fili (so many ways to type that partial name) that was sent to me for a consult. I want to say this member has really found his way on the stones as this was a very nice shave :) As I have never had a Fili I was currious about trying one out so a friend and member sent me a couple to check out and comment on. I always feel honured when someone askes me to try their work out and doubly honured when I get to see their work get better and better :) This is one of those times when I and really pleased to get this kind of trust, where someone will send me their equipment like that :)

Back to the Shave of the Day :) I really need to get more pictures of these razors :p I will not be so quick to pass the next time I see one of these spanish Fili razors. While the scales are lighter than I would expect the blade balances well and the steel takes on a rather fine edge :) a pleasure to shave with :)

GlassEye
11-15-2012, 02:04 AM
I just shaved with my Fili 13, love this thing.

Mr.Magnus
11-20-2012, 08:58 AM
dwarven hope to see the followup also a new on the one sent :D

DwarvenChef
11-21-2012, 05:28 AM
With turkey day closing up soon (please) I will again be able to think and move. Right now I'm just holding on to my sanity while juggling 25k worth of turkeys a shift... tomorows worse... Next week I should return to human condition but right now I'm just mush...

Arived safe and sound, looks so very lovely :)

quantumcloud509
11-21-2012, 06:07 AM
Last May I bought a J straight for $375. I lost it a week later. FTW.

mainaman
11-21-2012, 06:54 AM
Afew new added to the collection, both super nice shavers:
8/8 Merkur, and a 7/8 KAMA

http://i49.tinypic.com/35jkro7.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/2la9fzl.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/35i9ekg.jpg

l r harner
11-21-2012, 07:56 AM
how do you guys like shouldered vs shoulder-less grinds to shave with

mainaman
11-21-2012, 08:21 AM
how do you guys like shouldered vs shoulder-less grinds to shave with
I prefer shoulderless, because eventually when there is a shoulder one will have to dig into it while honing and that causes some problems.

Mr.Magnus
11-21-2012, 10:02 AM
I prefer shoulderless aswell.
Nice find on the razors Mainaman

Pensacola Tiger
11-21-2012, 10:04 AM
Another vote here for shoulderless.

DwarvenChef
11-21-2012, 04:34 PM
For me it all depends on the condition of the blade. I hate having to fix a blade that has the shoulder sticking out, with out power tools it's hard to grand that shoulder even with the blade. If the shoulder is out of the way I have no problems with them.

On some razors they just look good...

Nice finds there for sure :)


(off to work... hope I survive...)

Birnando
11-21-2012, 05:06 PM
how do you guys like shouldered vs shoulder-less grinds to shave with

Not all that different to me, as to the actual shaving with them that is.
I have more than a few of each, and both can be beautiful pieces.
Grind, edge-capability and size are more important factors to me.

tk59
11-21-2012, 05:27 PM
Another vote for shoulderless. Damn things are annoying sometimes.

Mr.Magnus
12-16-2012, 11:55 AM
tought i would post a few new shavers. :) most of them are restored.

NOS Horsator
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NOS Horsator
12164
Restored ERN
12165
Restored Thomas Turner
12166
Restored Heartring
12167
Restored JA Henckels Friodur
12168
Restored Heljestrand MK4
12169
Restored Heljestrand
12170
Restored Heljestrand MK133
12171
Restored Heljestrand BK41
12172
Restored Bartmann
12162

all of them are great shavers :)

kalaeb
12-17-2012, 08:53 PM
Great job on the restorations Magnus! I am just starting my first.

DwarvenChef
12-18-2012, 03:00 AM
You sure have some sweethearts there :)

Mr.Magnus
12-20-2012, 01:07 PM
lets share some stones to. :yammer:

Vintage Thurigian 205x49x19 Belgian Coticule Green La Verte with bbw slate 134x36x20 LM Purple 120x40x10
12279
12280

Big Belgian Coticule with bbw slate 200x61x23
12281

Toishi Ozuku Asagi 205x76x21
12282
12283

Mr.Magnus
12-27-2012, 04:16 PM
i sent some razors for some restore/custom work to a guy. and this guy did a great job for sure.
the bengall is one of my favoirts cuz look at the invisible guard betwin the edge and where the thumb goes haha. and the spine is extremly thick.

mk6 cleaned and rescale to mk32 ivory scales
mk32 cleaned
mk30 rescaled to Mk orginal turtle scales.
FR custom scales, carbon fiber.
Bengall Cast Steel custom scaled with buffarlo horn and a nice recon stone wedge.

12352
12353

mainaman
12-27-2012, 04:19 PM
i sent some razors for some restore/custom work to a guy. and this guy did a great job for sure.
the bengall is one of my favoirts cuz look at the invisible guard betwin the edge and where the thumb goes haha. and the spine is extremly thick.

mk6 cleaned and rescale to mk32 ivory scales
mk32 cleaned
mk30 rescaled to Mk orginal turtle scales.
FR custom scales, carbon fiber.
Bengall Cast Steel custom scaled with buffarlo horn and a nice recon stone wedge.

12341
12342
12343

12344
12345

12346
12347

12349
12350

12351 attachments do not work for me

Mr.Magnus
12-27-2012, 04:24 PM
12357
12358

Mr.Magnus
12-27-2012, 04:26 PM
12361

Mr.Magnus
12-27-2012, 04:27 PM
12363

mainaman
12-27-2012, 04:32 PM
lets share some stones to. :yammer:


Here some of mine
10.25x2.5x0.9" Blue Green escher

http://i45.tinypic.com/2i704dc.jpg

Zulu Gray 11x3x1"

http://i46.tinypic.com/33nvla8.jpg

Wakasa #30

http://i46.tinypic.com/34pakq0.jpg

Ozuko Mizuasagi #30

http://i48.tinypic.com/2pquluc.jpg

Shinden Sunashi Suita Kiita with Karasu

http://i49.tinypic.com/35m0apt.jpg

Ozuki Asagi

http://i55.tinypic.com/hx0i7p.jpg

those are the finishers I have pics of right now.

Mr.Magnus
12-27-2012, 04:36 PM
very nice stones! love that big escher! and what coticule is that next to it.. la verte?

eaglerock
12-27-2012, 04:40 PM
Congratulation Mr.Magnus those looks amazing :eek2:

mainaman
12-27-2012, 04:40 PM
very nice stones! love that big escher! and what coticule is that next to it.. la verte?
that is yellow green escher slurry stone. I am not a fan of the Escher can't give the edge a good Jnat can.

Mr.Magnus
12-27-2012, 04:45 PM
wow that one must be pretty rear. looks pretty big for a slurrystone to.

mainaman
12-27-2012, 04:47 PM
very nice stones! love that big escher! and what coticule is that next to it.. la verte?
that FR does not look rescaled in CF, it looks like G10 to me.

Mr.Magnus
12-27-2012, 04:52 PM
12365

Mr.Magnus
12-27-2012, 04:53 PM
12367

he told me SCF. Straight carbon fiber.

mainaman
12-27-2012, 05:01 PM
12367

he told me SCF. Straight carbon fiber.ok this pic looks better it is CF

DwarvenChef
12-28-2012, 02:05 AM
Wow love that Dencall :)

franzb69
12-28-2012, 06:11 AM
I'm looking to get into this hobby but can't afford it at the moment. lol. knives first. =D

Mr.Magnus
12-28-2012, 02:55 PM
Wow love that Dencall :)

Dencall.. never hurd that one before :)

tk59
12-28-2012, 09:55 PM
Dencall.. never hurd that one before :)Me neither... Must be the really old Bengall.

Mike Davis
01-04-2013, 04:26 PM
Ok here is an updated pic of my stuff. I will get better pics when i have better natural light and a few extra minutes.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/P1040176.jpg
Left to right: J.A.Hellberg, Horstator Solingen, Erik Anton Berg, Lewis, Harner and a Hart Steel prototype.

Lefty
01-04-2013, 04:28 PM
That Harner is incredible! What, no Zowada? :D

El Pescador
01-04-2013, 04:30 PM
That Harner is incredible! What, no Zowada? :D

I was thinking the same thing!

l r harner
01-05-2013, 10:38 AM
i really got to get off my but and make me a new house razor to test the XHP

nice set of razors mike BTW

Lefty
01-05-2013, 11:48 AM
When you do, Butch. I want in! :D

Mr.Magnus
01-05-2013, 12:01 PM
Nice razors Mike!

quantumcloud509
01-05-2013, 12:02 PM
I really like the look of that Harner.

Mr.Magnus
01-05-2013, 02:15 PM
Most of my shavers.
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kalaeb
01-14-2013, 05:02 PM
Where are you guys storing your razors in between uses? I am thinking about a custom mag rack behind my bathroom door, but I am a little concerned about the moisture in a bathroom getting to them.

DwarvenChef
01-15-2013, 07:12 AM
Moisture is a problem in some areas. I keep mine right outside the bathroom... I was ousted by all the girly stuff... My current bathroom has poor ventalation so I'm ok with my shave stuff being outside the room.

l r harner
01-15-2013, 07:26 AM
my user razor is stainles i put it away wet and dont even care :)

Lefty
01-15-2013, 09:47 AM
Rebel.... :D

Mike Davis
01-15-2013, 10:23 AM
The far right one is from Tim.got a couple of the others from Magnus.

Mr.Magnus
01-15-2013, 12:15 PM
i say dont put them in the bathroom. i store my razors in the boxes and some others in a wooden issard 7day box. im having a local leather worker making me a custom 14pocket razor bag/roll this month :)

physiognomy
01-15-2013, 01:21 PM
Shaving for me consists of cleaning up my neck, etc, but I do enjoy using my straight when I have the time. So far, I've been able to keep my collecting bias at bay & I only have this one blade.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MZ-lDJCt1SU/UE1wQKGmLDI/AAAAAAAACVg/k4Xc2X5X418/s576/Shave.jpg

Mr.Magnus
01-16-2013, 03:41 PM
honing with some tunes :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7pvPAiHVHc&feature=share&list=UUW8eMt9iy0-4JakPtj_oOaA

kalaeb
01-18-2013, 02:45 AM
From the top: Pearl King, CV Heljestrand No. 24, EDV Neistrom No. 62, Dovo, Heartring 151, Seagrove to London Bowl, silver vintage bowl and a Omega brush (working on my own silver tip badger brush)
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z349/mattstephens79/razorset_zpsae26139f.jpg

Mr.Magnus
01-18-2013, 11:25 AM
Swedish steel for the win :D great start on razors Matt

Mr.Magnus
01-23-2013, 03:00 PM
Enjoy lol a shave video i made.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czxmgoz8hFc&list=UUW8eMt9iy0-4JakPtj_oOaA&index=1

PierreRodrigue
01-23-2013, 03:23 PM
From the top: Pearl King, CV Heljestrand No. 24, EDV Neistrom No. 62, Dovo, Heartring 151, Seagrove to London Bowl, silver vintage bowl and a Omega brush (working on my own silver tip badger brush)

Here is one I did...
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0111.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_0104.jpg

Mr.Magnus
01-23-2013, 03:32 PM
nice work pierre!

DwarvenChef
01-24-2013, 02:57 AM
Nice video :) Tell me that was on fast forward while stropping OMG!!!

Lefty
01-24-2013, 04:46 AM
Nice video, Magnus. Next time, it needs more Mila Kunis, but I digress.

Pierre, that brush turned out great! Once it blooms, it's going to put lots of brushes to shame.

LASTLY, nice looking addiction...er, collection you have started there, Matt. Remind me I want to send you a badger brush in the next week or so.

Mr.Magnus
01-24-2013, 06:55 AM
Nice video :) Tell me that was on fast forward while stropping OMG!!!


Thanks. Yeah alittle fast forward x0.5 speed to get a old film feeling =)

Mr.Magnus
03-02-2013, 06:25 PM
in progress. sneak peak :)

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Mr.Magnus
03-21-2013, 02:31 PM
Here it is. i had this made with my local sadelmaker. im so happy with the result. 14 pockets / 2 week rotatation

14083


14085


14084


14086


14087

Igasho
03-21-2013, 02:35 PM
HOLY **** Thats beautiful! :IMOK:

Mr.Magnus
03-21-2013, 03:09 PM
Thanks :D

Mr.Magnus
03-22-2013, 03:46 PM
good shave today.


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keithsaltydog
03-22-2013, 05:23 PM
Impressive all of it Mr. Magnus.Well because of this thread I went fr. Costco throwaways & gillette canned shave gel to a Merkur DE,mug & soap.Been using it 2 months now.I enjoy shaving more now,it takes longer.I change sides halfway through the shave for even blade wear.Got the recom. variety blade pac. fr. all diff. countries,still have plenty blades to try.So far I like the Astra blade made in Russia.

It's not much compared to you straight razor guys,but it is a deff. improvement over what I was using.Do any of you folks use an aftershave?

Mr.Magnus
03-22-2013, 05:40 PM
Keit great to hear you enjoying the DE shave.. i hurd good things about the blades Personna Lab Blues and Rapira Swedish Supersteel , 2 brands you should try for sure.

im jusing both aftershaves and balms. i like Dr.harrison Sandelwood alot, also TOBS Mr.Taylor.

kalaeb
03-22-2013, 06:09 PM
LASTLY, nice looking addiction...er, collection you have started there, Matt. Remind me I want to send you a badger brush in the next week or so.

Sorry Lefty I just noticed this, I made one with Cocobolo and badger and was about to post pics until Pierre and Magnus posted theirs and it made mine look likea pre schooler made it. Back to the drawing board, I am making a new one from some black wood that I hope turns out better than the first.

That being said, I am not sure there is much that can beat the badger hair. It really feels great. Curious as to what size most use. I made mine with a 22cm brush and it feels good to me, but I have seen some as large as 30 cm. Is there a performance difference with a larger knot?

keithsaltydog
03-22-2013, 07:43 PM
Keit great to hear you enjoying the DE shave.. i hurd good things about the blades Personna Lab Blues and Rapira Swedish Supersteel , 2 brands you should try for sure.

im jusing both aftershaves and balms. i like Dr.harrison Sandelwood alot, also TOBS Mr.Taylor.

Thanks after a little research decided to order 100ml of the Dr. Harrison Sandelwood:)

Mr.Magnus
03-22-2013, 08:22 PM
Thanks after a little research decided to order 100ml of the Dr. Harrison Sandelwood:)

if you like sandelwood. harrison is top notch.:happymug:

Dave Martell
03-23-2013, 01:21 PM
Here it is. i had this made with my local sadelmaker. im so happy with the result. 14 pockets / 2 week rotatation

14083


14085


14084


14086


14087


That's awesome! :doublethumbsup:

keithsaltydog
03-28-2013, 03:39 PM
if you like sandelwood. harrison is top notch.:happymug:

Been using the Harrison sandlewood almost a week.Use very little,like it.This bottle should last me a long time.Been using the feather blade fr. Japan,it seems really sharp,today shaved a 2 day growth,very little resistance

Mr.Magnus
04-04-2013, 01:53 PM
New shave video. Enjoy :) joseph Rodgers 8/8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dsgUYl1ILSI#!

schanop
04-08-2013, 09:54 PM
This is my initial venture into straight razor. Only the razors and Ozuku mizu are new, rest is recycled from knife sharpening gears.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nJLY6hF-rCI/UWNz419KF-I/AAAAAAAAA5I/KXYO0sAjhv8/s1200/razor_gears.jpg

joetbn
04-20-2013, 04:07 PM
I have been using a DE for a couple years now, and just ordered my first straight from Whipped Dog. I'm looking for advice on a high grit stone without spending a ton. Right now I have the Martell core set of Beston 500, Bester 1200, Rika 5K and a leather bench strop loaded with CrO2, I have a plain leather barber strop on the way with the razor. I'm thinking when it comes time to hone I might want a stone between the Rika 5K and the strop. I'm considering the Takenoko 8K, the Kitayama 8K, or the Ozuku Asagi natural stone. What's your advice? Or do I really need to go up to a 10K or 15K?

Thanks

Pensacola Tiger
04-20-2013, 05:17 PM
I have been using a DE for a couple years now, and just ordered my first straight from Whipped Dog. I'm looking for advice on a high grit stone without spending a ton. Right now I have the Martell core set of Beston 500, Bester 1200, Rika 5K and a leather bench strop loaded with CrO2, I have a plain leather barber strop on the way with the razor. I'm thinking when it comes time to hone I might want a stone between the Rika 5K and the strop. I'm considering the Takenoko 8K, the Kitayama 8K, or the Ozuku Asagi natural stone. What's your advice? Or do I really need to go up to a 10K or 15K?

Thanks

Unless you get involved in restoration, you'll never have any need for the three stones you have - they are all too too coarse for a final hone, and all you would do is just needlessly remove metal from a razor that just needs a touchup.

The razor you get should be shave ready, so you won't need to touch it to a stone for several months. Make a strop from a piece of balsa (a hobby store is a good place to get some) loaded with CrO. Use it to freshen the edge when you feel it needs it.

When the time comes to use a stone, I would suggest picking up a Naniwa SS 10K or 12K (the 10mm thickness is sufficient if you are budget minded). Yes, you can use an 8K, but your face won't thank you.

One more thing. IMO, the Whipped Dog plain leather strop is just barely functional, so you might consider a decent hanging strop with linen on one side and leather on the other.

Rick

xuz
04-21-2013, 12:42 AM
Or do I really need to go up to a 10K or 15K?
Many people, including myself, have shaved with 8k edge comfortably. I do step it up with SS 12k, 20k Gokumyo, and some CBN myself occasionally but I think that's more of an obsession than anything else.

TBH, the most important thing about straights is the pre-shave routine. Shaving with properly softened whiskers vs a dry hair can mean a world of difference. And it don't cost a thing.

mainaman
04-21-2013, 07:45 AM
Many people, including myself, have shaved with 8k edge comfortably. I do step it up with SS 12k, 20k Gokumyo, and some CBN myself occasionally but I think that's more of an obsession than anything else.

TBH, the most important thing about straights is the pre-shave routine. Shaving with properly softened whiskers vs a dry hair can mean a world of difference. And it don't cost a thing.
I don't do any preshave and the shaves are still great, it is all about the razor.

Mr.Magnus
04-21-2013, 08:28 AM
IMO a good prep gives a smoother shave .. sure you can shave without prep and get a good shave but its a fact it will be better if you done a good prep.

mainaman
04-21-2013, 08:31 AM
IMO a good prep gives a smoother shave .. sure you can shave without prep and get a good shave but its a fact it will be better if you done a good prep.
Not saying do not prep, only saying it does not really change anything with well honed razor and good experience.

joetbn
04-21-2013, 01:20 PM
Unless you get involved in restoration, you'll never have any need for the three stones you have - they are all too too coarse for a final hone, and all you would do is just needlessly remove metal from a razor that just needs a touchup.

The razor you get should be shave ready, so you won't need to touch it to a stone for several months. Make a strop from a piece of balsa (a hobby store is a good place to get some) loaded with CrO. Use it to freshen the edge when you feel it needs it.

When the time comes to use a stone, I would suggest picking up a Naniwa SS 10K or 12K (the 10mm thickness is sufficient if you are budget minded). Yes, you can use an 8K, but your face won't thank you.

One more thing. IMO, the Whipped Dog plain leather strop is just barely functional, so you might consider a decent hanging strop with linen on one side and leather on the other.

Rick
Thanks Rick, looks like my next investment should be a better strop, what do you suggest?

Pensacola Tiger
04-21-2013, 01:31 PM
Thanks Rick, looks like my next investment should be a better strop, what do you suggest?

Tony Miller gets my recommendation: http://shop.thewellshavedgentleman.com

Mr.Magnus
04-23-2013, 02:20 PM
Latest Razor find. Cleaned up very well. and i like it alot :)

14792

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7lss66KLPY&feature=share&list=LLW8eMt9iy0-4JakPtj_oOaA

xuz
04-24-2013, 02:32 AM
Nice find.
I have that exact same razor.
The edge you can put on this razor will surprise you every time.
One of the only razors that I have that I can do a single pass of WTG and feel pretty good about going out to work.

If it's ok may I ask how what it cost you?

Mr.Magnus
04-24-2013, 06:03 AM
I find Filarmonica line of razors to have pretty soft steel, very easy to hone. I did restore this blade myself so I got it for a very good price. 200 euro. Know it's worth much more in this condition.

wellminded1
05-01-2013, 07:31 PM
If anyone is interested I have a Straight over in the BST thread, please check it out.

mainaman
05-12-2013, 12:34 PM
Finished this Filarmoica yesterday for my collection.
I have never seen 1/4 hollow Filarmonca before, so this is a first. It is also of the more rare Medallion Taurino model.
Decided to blue the tang, scales are bone, domed SS washers with brass pins.

http://i39.tinypic.com/315lq2h.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/1zugbn.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/2w3q6ac.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/aoq3gj.jpg

Mr.Magnus
05-12-2013, 12:41 PM
great looking razor. a shame the etching is gone.

mainaman
05-12-2013, 12:48 PM
great looking razor. a shame the etching is gone.
The etch is still there, the gold wash is gone.
The condition it was (tiny rust spots all over), it had to be cleaned up more aggressively.

http://i47.tinypic.com/5xtull.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/34hb5nb.jpg

Mr.Magnus
05-12-2013, 01:15 PM
what did you use when you cleaned it?

mainaman
05-12-2013, 01:22 PM
Buffer

Mr.Magnus
05-12-2013, 01:29 PM
have you tryd micro mesh? buffering with compunds tends to eat up the etching very fast, using micromesh on high grits (6k up to 12k) is milder on the etching and you will be able to take of rust without to much damage on the etching and gold..

Mr.Magnus
05-12-2013, 01:33 PM
Before&After with micromesh

15214
15215

15212
15213

mainaman
05-12-2013, 01:36 PM
have you tryd micro mesh? buffering with compunds tends to eat up the etching very fast, using micromesh on high grits (6k up to 12k) is milder on the etching and you will be able to take of rust without to much damage on the etching and gold..
I like nice clean blades, the etch is there, the wash is not too important for me. I can't stand blades with pitting marks on them, and I do not think they look well with brand new custom shiny scales.
When I restore for others, I do as they ask, then all kinds of tricks are in play.

Mr.Magnus
05-12-2013, 01:42 PM
well ok but the value drop alot by doing that. anyways it looks like a good shaver and you did a good job on the scales for sure.

xuz
05-12-2013, 03:33 PM
Thank you for the info on the micro meshing.
My fili was also pitted when I bought it and I had to take it to the buffer.
Etching is still there but the gold wash is gone.
I always felt bad about that.

Where do you get your micro mesh from?

Lefty
05-12-2013, 03:37 PM
I think the Filly looks amazing. Nice work, mainaman!

mainaman
05-12-2013, 06:36 PM
well ok but the value drop alot by doing that. anyways it looks like a good shaver and you did a good job on the scales for sure.
The value is in the eye of the beholder, I would never pay premium for gold wash, for me the grind rarity for Filarmonica is a lot more valuable feature. In any case this goes in my collection and for the whooping price of 50 bucks it is definitely a score.

xdrewsiferx
05-12-2013, 06:42 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/476531_10151243916920572_1936011679_o.jpg

Here are my razors that I use.

My great grandfather was the president of the barbers union and he ran a barber shop here in Seattle at Pikes Place Market in the 20's to the late 50's. The green razor is the one he used every day and the strops they are laying on are also the ones he used in his shop.

markenki
05-12-2013, 07:57 PM
Very cool, Drew!

Good job on the Filarmonica, Stefan! You are talented.

Mr.Magnus
05-13-2013, 11:01 AM
Thank you for the info on the micro meshing.
My fili was also pitted when I bought it and I had to take it to the buffer.
Etching is still there but the gold wash is gone.
I always felt bad about that.

Where do you get your micro mesh from?


you can find it on ebay etc . usally sells in smal packs with all grits.

mainaman
06-07-2013, 03:33 PM
This is my second western Iwasaki Tamahagane.
Rescaled because the original scales were busted. Made the new set from Ivory paper micarta and transferred the Tamahagane kanji sticker.
Mirror polished by hand with 1k and 2k WA powders, and etched in lemon juice to show the hamon.

http://i43.tinypic.com/4in97t.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/30cav5j.jpg

together with my other one



http://i42.tinypic.com/2u9obcz.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/2vbly09.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/9tkgo2.jpg

Lefty
06-07-2013, 03:38 PM
Beautiful!

jackslimpson
06-13-2013, 03:13 PM
I've been straight shaving for a while now. My favorite razor is my Gens # 14 Razor. I'm having trouble posting pictures, but I think you could see it by googl image search for "gens 14 razor": it has black inliad scales, and a nice goldwash bullfighting scene on the hollow. It shaves like a dream.

Cheers,

Jack

Lefty
07-04-2013, 12:48 PM
Here's my newest, and very likely last straight razor. Surprisingly I have zero acquisition disorder when it comes to razors. Brushes, yes. Soaps, sort of. Razors...surprisingly, not.

It's a BEAST (likely 8/8) quarter hollow, with walnut, to match my parer (weird, I know). I can't capture the beauty or size of it, quite right, but here are three shots, in an attempt. Notice the tail bend that Butch put in there. This thing belongs in a museum!

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/B87E28B6-763C-4798-849E-84826FA5BFF3-1084-00000148EF30B0A4.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/A23938AC-3803-4E6B-A499-9C2616F18EE5-1084-0000014A5A967C2B.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/00E7B5AD-1DBD-408E-9D27-D7117651DD5F-1084-0000014A63F5B1C2.jpg

Pensacola Tiger
07-04-2013, 12:56 PM
Nice whisker whacker, Tom!

Gator
07-04-2013, 02:09 PM
I've picked up one couple months ago, Japanese straight razor. Still suffering, but slowly improving.

Mr.Magnus
07-04-2013, 05:47 PM
nice looking Harner there Tom

Mr.Magnus
07-05-2013, 09:40 AM
my new toy :)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00806_zps24005b22.jpg

Birnando
07-05-2013, 10:41 AM
Nice one.
Maximilian sure makes a fine razor!

Mr.Magnus
07-05-2013, 12:29 PM
Thanks. yes he sure dose.

skiajl6297
07-05-2013, 02:16 PM
New to the straight razor scene. Been lurking B&B for a few months and asking our generous forum members questions - thanks Magnus and Chris. I am now 5 shaves in and am loving it! Still have a ton of learning to do but it is well worth the effort! My starting razor is a champ.

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/12368-NOS-Filarmonica-Doble-Temple-13-Straight-Razor?highlight=Razor

Looking forward to more!

Dave Martell
07-05-2013, 03:50 PM
I've picked up one couple months ago, Japanese straight razor. Still suffering, but slowly improving.


I've always wondered how one uses a right handed razor on your own face? You would obviously switch hands right? That means using the opposite side backwards? I wonder if these razors are meant to have someone else shave you?

I've always been curious about this, anyone please jump in here and set me straight (see what I did there?). :D

Birnando
07-05-2013, 04:27 PM
I've always wondered how one uses a right handed razor on your own face? You would obviously switch hands right? That means using the opposite side backwards? I wonder if these razors are meant to have someone else shave you?

I've always been curious about this, anyone please jump in here and set me straight (see what I did there?). :D

The traditional way of using a wa-kamisori is to use only one hand.
That, naturally, means that you'd shave with various angles of approach depending on what part you are working.
One might say that this will leave a sub-par shave compared to western ground razors, but it is amazing what one can do with some practice:)

The whole with the grind/across the grind/against the grind symmetrical approach much of us use would be very tricky with a kamisori, but good prep and and tech with the shallow-angled and super-sharp kamisoris goes a long way to reaching that BBS feeling.

Check out Jim Rion's vids on youtube, he does it the traditional way with a kamisori:)

maxim
07-05-2013, 04:35 PM
They was originally design to shave head not a beard.



I've always wondered how one uses a right handed razor on your own face? You would obviously switch hands right? That means using the opposite side backwards? I wonder if these razors are meant to have someone else shave you?

I've always been curious about this, anyone please jump in here and set me straight (see what I did there?). :D

mainaman
07-05-2013, 04:35 PM
I've always wondered how one uses a right handed razor on your own face? You would obviously switch hands right? That means using the opposite side backwards? I wonder if these razors are meant to have someone else shave you?

I've always been curious about this, anyone please jump in here and set me straight (see what I did there?). :D
you can use kamisori on either side only the angle changes from side to side.
Here a video of a barber in Japan that use both sides.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brC2f79KSdE&feature=c4-overview&list=UUG5LqHSk6BEcnxKyDdEp3SA

maxim
07-05-2013, 04:37 PM
There is actually no traditional way of shaving with Kamisori. I have seen many Japanese just shave with it like any western hehe.
As i said originally it was made for head shaving :P

Mr.Magnus
07-05-2013, 04:37 PM
you can use both hands with a kamazori. back and front side agains the face. but like birnando said. the traditional way is just with your right hand. atleast thats what i hurd.

Dave Martell
07-05-2013, 06:25 PM
I can't see it being done on your own face with one hand or even switching hands being how it should be done but if people can do it then who am I to say it shouldn't or can't be done that way. :D

I picture this being somewhat like the peeling of daikon in that I've seen guys demonstrating using a right handed usuba (ura towards themselves) and the same guys using left handed usuba (bevel towards themselves) but I've never seen a right handed usuba used with the bevel towards themselves because this would put the handle away from their body which is obviously not something they could do. Does this makes sense?

Mr.Magnus
07-06-2013, 05:28 PM
So a had a chat with a old lady (90+) she and her past away hubby where Importers here in Sweden for Straight razors and mainly from Solingen. thay also had a honing/sharpening service for razors and sugical instruments.

when thay made there trips out to Solingen back in the old days thay went to the big razor factory owned by H.Eicker / maker of Heartring,PAX,Biedermeier etc. when thay went there for business the VD gave them a very cool framed "from the beginning to the end" with how thay made the Heartring 150 razor step by step. as a friendly gesture and as a valued customer.

Since her hubby past away 4 years ago and shes close to 100 she wanted to sell it to someone who will love it for what it is. and so am i the lucky owner of it now. i really love it. its very cool and a big + is im a sucker for Heartring razors. :)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00853_zpsb15c60e9.jpg

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00851_zps4624662e.jpg

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00852_zps25ed254e.jpg

Mr.Magnus
07-06-2013, 05:33 PM
it makes sens once you have a ago at it :) i thought the same thing until i tryd it myself.


I can't see it being done on your own face with one hand or even switching hands being how it should be done but if people can do it then who am I to say it shouldn't or can't be done that way. :D

I picture this being somewhat like the peeling of daikon in that I've seen guys demonstrating using a right handed usuba (ura towards themselves) and the same guys using left handed usuba (bevel towards themselves) but I've never seen a right handed usuba used with the bevel towards themselves because this would put the handle away from their body which is obviously not something they could do. Does this makes sense?

kalaeb
07-06-2013, 05:37 PM
That is pretty cool Magnus. My Heartring is one of favorites.

Birnando
07-06-2013, 05:41 PM
Wow, that is pretty darn cool stuff Magnus.
Thanks for posting that, I enjoyed seeing that a lot:)

Mr.Magnus
07-06-2013, 05:55 PM
Kalaeb - hmm i been looking for a 151 or 152 since i sent mine to you :P so hard to find in ok condition. keep that razor or if you want to ever sell it let me know first :D , thay are as you know super nice shavers.


Birnando. my pleasure :). i posted it cuz i thought more ppl would think it was intresting to see.

Dave Martell
07-06-2013, 07:17 PM
Fantastic piece of history there Magnus. Have you posted this one the razor forums? I'm sure they'd like to get this on the Wikis for people to reference.

Dave Martell
07-06-2013, 07:18 PM
I can't see it being done on your own face with one hand or even switching hands being how it should be done but if people can do it then who am I to say it shouldn't or can't be done that way. :D

I picture this being somewhat like the peeling of daikon in that I've seen guys demonstrating using a right handed usuba (ura towards themselves) and the same guys using left handed usuba (bevel towards themselves) but I've never seen a right handed usuba used with the bevel towards themselves because this would put the handle away from their body which is obviously not something they could do. Does this makes sense?


it makes sens once you have a ago at it :) i thought the same thing until i tryd it myself.



Maybe I will one day. :)

Mr.Magnus
07-07-2013, 06:48 AM
Fantastic piece of history there Magnus. Have you posted this one the razor forums? I'm sure they'd like to get this on the Wikis for people to reference.

no i have not but that sure sounds like a good idea. ill make a post on a big forum.

Mr.Magnus
07-07-2013, 04:20 PM
here is another intresting thing i picked up. a pair of Weiss 33 strand in real tshell and copper pins. its pre 1843 and thay have never been used.

1679916800168011680216803168041680516806

kalaeb
07-07-2013, 04:30 PM
You need to start a museam. Dang, those are great.

mpukas
07-07-2013, 04:45 PM
I can't see it being done on your own face...
This guy does a nice job of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBDRP6tSOWo

mpukas
07-07-2013, 04:46 PM
Magnus - amazing display of razors/stages.styles, and love the vintage razors. Thanks for posting. mpp

Mr.Magnus
07-07-2013, 07:50 PM
You need to start a museam. Dang, those are great.

haha :P

Mr.Magnus
07-07-2013, 07:50 PM
Magnus - amazing display of razors/stages.styles, and love the vintage razors. Thanks for posting. mpp

Cheers mate.

Dave Martell
07-07-2013, 09:51 PM
This guy does a nice job of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBDRP6tSOWo


Thanks!